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australian rowers profiles and history

Judge Alexander W Thomson

Thompson, Alexander W (died 1942) - NSW

1912 Olympic Team - Alex Thomson is seated in the front fourth from the right

1909 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship manager

1910 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship manager

1912 - Olympic Games – selector and manager

1912 – Henley Royal Regatta – Grand Challenge Cup manager

1929 - Inaugural President of the NSW Legion of Old Oarsmen

1939 - Elected President of NSW Rowing Association

Alex Thomson was an active administrator in NSW being Hon Secretary of the NSWRA for an extremely long period, at least 27 years, and later President. He held the role of President until his death in 1942.

He was a noted barrister in Sydney, being a King's Counsel, before being elevated to the bench.

Andrew Guerin
April 2020

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